With a quiet and long-lasting 85W motor, the KS 230 bench circular saw can cut soft woods (up to 8mm, recommended) as well as plastics or laminated phenolic (up to 3mm, recommended), or non-ferrous metals (up to 1.5mm, recommended).
Inside the sturdy casing, the cutting blade (running on quality ball bearings) is driven via a toothed belt at approximately 5,000rpm.
With The tungsten carbide blade, you can also cut fibreglass reinforced printed circuit boards or FR-4 laminate. A side panel on the machine makes for easy removal of sawdust.
Posted by Kim S on 30th Dec 2012
I purchased this tool mainly for cutting floorboards, windows and doors from softwoods and walls from 3mm thick plywood for my 12th scale miniature houses I build. The saw is brilliant, it cuts so perfectly, straight cuts every time and its quiet enough to use late at night without bothering anyone!
I think my favourite thing about this saw bench though is that it's so light and portable that I can take it outside to work in the sunshine on a fine day!
Highly recommended for small scale work!
Posted by Kiwibob on 24th Dec 2011
Great saw for cutting balsa and spruce strips, so fast and effective.
A must have tool for aero modelers.
Posted by Robert G on 10th Oct 2011
What a whizz, and so quiet too. And the power. I can see the sky being the limit with that one.
Posted by Mark Barretto on 2nd Apr 2010
Next to my proxxon disk sander this is my second most used power tool in my workshop. A must for anyone building wooden models the tool gives you a level of precision you cannot get with conventional larger power tools.
I use this all the time for making precise wood cuts that I never could have done with my old mini saw and a mitre box all in a fraction of the time it used to take me. I can now fabricate virtually any small wooden piece I want with no problem. The two guide rails are very handing allow you to make standard width cuts and also angular cuts with ease.
If working with balsa or ply I would strongly recommend using the high speel 500mm steel blade saws for ultra smooth cuts.
Posted by Ian Grimes on 26th May 2009
I purchased the Proxxon saw KS230 from MyTool store several weeks ago.
My hobby is \"scratch\" building model ships currently building Cutty Sark and HMAS Darwin FFG Frigate.
I have been using a band saw and scroll saw for most of the work and still do.
When I want to cut fine work this is where the Proxxon outshines the others. I have found that the saw needs to build up to full speed and even pressure to slide wood into blade and it cuts very neat with the supplied blade. The saw is very quite and the angle squares supplied works good. The only limitation being unable to set the depth of cut but then again you are only cutting to 8mm.
I notice that there is a extra free blade for this months Proxxon Saw[if only I had waited].
Anyway for my purposes, as a model boat builder this is a great little saw and I would recommend it for anyone building in minature such as model boats, airplane. small dolls house furniture etc.